London: Art made of over a Million LEGO® bricks
Some artist’s use paint, others use bronze…
New York based artist Nathan Sawaya uses millions of LEGO® bricks…
Sawaya was the first artist to ever take LEGO into the art world. Sawaya’s childhood dreams were always fun. He drew cartoons, wrote stories, perfected magic tricks and also played with LEGO. Sawaya attended New York University, NYU and after college he rediscovered LEGO but not as a toy, but rather as a medium.Today Sawaya has more than 2.5 million coloured bricks in his New York and Los Angeles art studios.
His work is obsessively and painstakingly crafted and is both beautiful and playful…
His blockbuster exhibition, with over 75 artworks made from more than a million Lego bricks, showcases now on London’s Brick Lane. In the Old Truman Brewery, East London’s revolutionary arts and media quarter, located at 91 Brick Lane, London, E1 6QL.
The Art of the Brick has been proclaimed by CNN as one of the world’s 10 must-see exhibitions. The artworks on display will be large-scale sculptures many of which are human figures such as Sawaya’s most famous piece Yellow and also includes a Dinosaur constructed from over 80,000 LEGO bricks that measures over six metres in length. In addition, visitors will have a chance to see Sawaya’s recent interpretations of some of the world’s most famous artworks, such as Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa or the Venus de Milo. The exhibition includes an Interactive Zone inviting younger (and older) visitors to explore their creativity using the iconic bricks.
The Art of the Brick will be shown from September, 26th 2014 until January 4th 2015.
Tickets are available from www.artofthebrick.co.uk
Text by Claudia Antonia Merkle